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Risk Management: The Corporate Credit Bubble

May 24, 2019

For many years, we've followed the perspective of Dave Rosenberg. Last week he explored the...

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Was China Ready For A Trade War?

May 17, 2019

The trade war with China looks like it is coming to a close, and for the moment, it seems like the...

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Finally, Banking Is Going Digital

May 9, 2019

Digital disruption has impacted most industries during the last 30 years. Just look at the rise of...

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A Look At Crowd-Sourced Wisdom

May 7, 2019

Life-changing wisdom is all around us, and sometimes it just requires a conversation with a friend,...

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Is Happiness The Secret To A Productive Life?

May 2, 2019

For many of us, working hard is something that brings satisfaction and happiness to our lives. But...

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Estate Planning: How To Have The Conversation

April 29, 2019

Estate planning can be a delicate subject to navigate and data shows that many Americans struggle...

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The Life Of John Maynard Keynes

April 24, 2019

John Maynard Keynes was a noted author, economist, and investor from the early 20th century. His...

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A Self-Driving Bicycle?

April 16, 2019

The bicycle was invented in 1817. During the last 200 years, bicycles have come to a long way, but...

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Cars May Soon Help Stop Impaired Driving

April 11, 2019

The rise of "smart tech" within vehicles has been a key theme in the last decade, and self-driving...

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The Cost Of Energy Storage Is On The Decline

April 10, 2019

According to the Energy Information Administration, just 1.6% of total U.S. energy production came...

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Money Clips

April 3, 2019

We are excited to share our first installment of MoneyClips. This video series will feature various...

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Can You Answer These 10 Investing Questions?

March 26, 2019

In 2016, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) asked Americans five fundamental...

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Apple's Next Big Move Could Be Healthcare

March 26, 2019

Since 1976, Apple has relied on computers, smartphones, watches, and iPods to drive the company's...

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Low Rates And The Fed's "New Normal"

March 21, 2019

For the last several decades, Jim Grant has been a trusted resource for the team at Barry...

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Gold Prices and the People's Bank of China

March 21, 2019

Gold is up roughly 8% since August of 2018, leading many to wonder how much steam the rally has...

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Tips For Raising Grounded Children In A Wealthy Household

March 5, 2019

At Barry, we work with many wealthy families that have children. Some of these children are young,...

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Looking Long-term: What A Trade War Means For China

February 28, 2019

For the last several months, the trade war with China has been a major focus for U.S. equity...

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US Sovereign Debt And The Role Of Gold

February 13, 2019

Since 2013, the US debt to GDP ratio has hovered around 100%. In more simple English, this means...

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A Look Back At The Bond Market's Bull Run

February 5, 2019

When Jim Grant began his career with Barron's, the year was 1975 and 10 year Treasury notes were...

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The Bad News: Apple stock has fallen hard. The Good News: It’s still a long-term buy.

January 24, 2019

It's an understatement to say that Apple stock had a rough end to 2018. Driven lower by signals of...

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2018 Was The Best Year In Human History, Here's Why

January 18, 2019

It can be easy to develop a doom and gloom outlook when looking at news headlines from 2018: war,...

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Oil Pipeline Stocks Could See A Rebound In 2019

January 10, 2019

Midstream stocks make up a unique place in the broader energy market. These companies don't focus...

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Why Apple Is Turning It's Attention to Services

January 8, 2019

In the summer of 2018, Apple became the first public company to be valued at over $1 trillion. Fast...

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Gold May Keep Shining in 2019

January 3, 2019

For decades, gold has been used as a portfolio diversification tool. We saw this once again in the...

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Bose Frames Are Augmented Reality Audio Sunglasses

December 19, 2018

Imagine being on a walking tour of Venice, Italy with your family. As you pass points of interest,...

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Corporate Debt Is Piling Up, Is It Time To Worry?

December 13, 2018

Following the 2008 financial crises, the Federal Reserve slashed interest rates and made it...

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The Rise Of "Microbrands"

December 11, 2018

In 2011, the founders of Dollar Shave Club had an innovative idea; they would introduce a...

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Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

December 4, 2018

If online shopping is a part of your holiday plans, you are not alone, as a recent study from...

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How China Became A Superpower

November 28, 2018

This article from the New York Times explores nearly 600 infrastructure projects, from around the...

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Can Biosimilar Drugs Cut Healthcare Costs?

November 27, 2018

In 2017, health care costs accounted for 17% of American economic output. Largely driven by a rise...

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Exploring The Mind Of A Master Procrastinator

November 20, 2018

In this TED Talk, Tim Urban shares his experience as a master procrastinator. He explores the...

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Barry E-Mag November 2018

November 14, 2018

October was a difficult month for investors, with the S&P 500 down sharply and now trading slightly...

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World Currencies

November 6, 2018

Why is the Dollar called "the Dollar"? How did the Peso get its name? This short article from The...

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10 Golden Rules Of Investing

November 2, 2018

When markets become volatile or trade lower, it can be easy for investors to "get creative" with a...

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Wall Street Loves These Risky Loans. The Rest of Us Should Be Wary.

October 23, 2018

CDOs, or collateralized debt obligations, were a major contributor to the 2008 financial crises....

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Paying Down Debt Versus Saving Money

October 18, 2018

If you have excess funds left after paying bills each month, you may be wondering if you should be...

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Ghost of Markets Past

October 18, 2018

Many things in the market today remind us of what we saw in 1972. Back then, the stock market was...

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Wheel of Investor Emotion

October 16, 2018

If you have ever been tempted to sell stocks when the market goes down, or find yourself losing...

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Weekly Market Update

October 12, 2018

With markets down roughly 5% this week, we didn't want to start the weekend without sharing some...

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5 Things Your College Freshman Needs to Know About Money

October 2, 2018

Now that your child is away at school and has more freedom to decide where and how to spend money,...

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October Planning Insights

September 26, 2018

On this month's Barry Broadcast, Whitney Holland and Kate Alves sit down to discuss how the Barry...

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What to Know Before Helping to Pay for a Grandchild's College

September 21, 2018

Have you thought about helping your grandchildren with their future education costs? There are many...

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How much of your income should be used for expenses and how much should you save?

September 20, 2018

The below link provides a budgeting guideline for each category of expenses. The general idea is to...

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The Tax Reform and Its Impact on How You Pay for College

September 20, 2018

There have been a number of changes due to the Tax Reform regarding paying for College. As noted in...

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Do You Understand Markets?

September 19, 2018

How much do you know about the stock and bond market? This 14-question quiz is a good starting...

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The Future of Office Space

September 17, 2018

From a renovated shipyard in Brooklyn, WeWork is on a mission to fundamentally change how people...

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Mercedes-Benz's Plan for Surviving the Auto Revolution

September 13, 2018

We've heard a lot about self-driving cars over the last several years. For the first time, it feels...

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September Stock Market Update

September 12, 2018

Joe Barry, Founder of Barry Investment Advisors, sits down to discuss the state of US and...

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Bethany Parker, Paraplanner

August 31, 2018

I grew up in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts and currently reside just up the road in Fairhaven,...

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Even Isaac Newton struggled with stock market bubbles

August 27, 2018

"The more intense the craze. The higher the intellect that succumbs to it." You may have been...

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"Don't eat the marshmallow!"

August 23, 2018

What can four-year-old children and self-control tell us about the principles of success? As it...

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Tocqueville Gold Strategy Second Quarter 2018 Investor Letter

August 6, 2018

For most of my 40-year plus experience in the financial market, Gold has been a must-have...

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Interesting parental control app requires kids to exercise to earn screen time.

August 2, 2018

A recent study by Common Sense Media showed that children eight and younger spend an average of 48...

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The Encore

July 26, 2018

This piece from Tony Scherrer CFA of Smead Capital Management makes an excellent case for...

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Barry Podcast: Interest Rate Discussion

July 17, 2018

Coming out of the 2008 financial crises, we observed zero, and even negative, interest rates in...

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Discover your money personality!

June 29, 2018

Do you need to improve your money habits?  Are you a savings guru?  Take this 5-minute quiz from ...

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Retail's death has been exaggerated

June 28, 2018

Learn about an innovative firm which is redefining the look and feel of retail...

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Chinese shopping habits and the state of retail

June 28, 2018

Retail expert Angela Wang discusses macro trends within the Chinese market. Her most striking...

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A fun marketing idea from Diesel

June 28, 2018

Diesel, the Italian retail clothing company, recently launched a fun and interesting marketing...

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A Pretty Cool New Device

June 28, 2018

Older adults buddy up with Amazon's Alexa.  Market Watch To Read the Article, Click Here  

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7 reasons why you should hire a financial advisor, even if you're not rich.

June 28, 2018

The New York Times recently published an article explaining why it can be so valuable to have a...

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Barry Podcast: Global Investing Strategies

June 21, 2018

Sean Corkery, CFA® and Joe Barry, CFA®  discuss the global investment philosophy used at Barry...

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Podcast: April 2018 Market Update

April 30, 2018

On this week's Barry Broadcast, Sean Corkery, CFA® and Joe Barry, CFA® discuss the state of U.S....

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The big picture: the Dow Jones Industrial Average

April 12, 2018

Since 1896, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has been a staple for monitoring U.S. economic...

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